Moments ago we reported about a new beta of iOS 6.1 that arrived today by Apple. This new Beta was iOS 6.1 Beta 5 that is now being considered as a PRE-GM Build of iOS 6.1 GM because this new build of iOS 6.1 Beta 5 has no activation/lockdown keys. This means that iOS 6.1 Beta 5 can be activated without having your UDID being registered. All you need to do is have a developers account to download the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 or you can find it some where on the Internet and download it. Once you are done with the download, simply restore to it or update to iOS 6.1 Beta 5 and it will be activated without any hustle.
The report of this iOS 6.1 Beta 5 activation without UDID Registration comes from a Boring developer, reverse engineer, iOS hacker, opensn0w developer called Winocm, who Tweeted on his Twitter account about the status of the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 activation status.
According to his Tweet:
Looks like iOS 6.1b5 isn’t a beta, it activates without developer registration and has no ReleaseType lockdown keys.
— winocm (@winocm) January 27, 2013
After the Tweet of Winocm, it has been confirmed that the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 isn’t a Beta version; indeed, it is PRE-GM release of iOS 6.1 because it activates easily and doesn’t asks for developers activation.
However, the reason of releasing iOS 6.1 Beta 5 as PRE-GM Build for iOS 6.1 doesn’t makes sense. The issue of iOS 6.1 Beta 5 is being discussed by the iOS Hackers on Twitter and they are pointing out this iOS 6.1 Beta 5 as the final release by seeing the build number that is (10B144). According to every reliable source, this new iOS 6.1 Beta 5 Build (10B144) is the final release of iOS 6.1 and Apple is only playing dirty with its users because they are waiting for the iOS 6.0.x Untethered Jailbreak from long time. The Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.0.x is almost ready and the release is to be done after iOS 6.1 final release has been made.